YARDLEY, Pa. (CBS) — A standoff in Yardley that resulted in the borough’s police chief being shot multiple times has ended without incident, authorities said Wednesday afternoon. Police say Chief Joe Kelly responded to a call at The Yardley Commons, located along South Main Street, on Wednesday.
According to police, the suspect opened fire on Kelly with a shotgun after he entered the apartment.READ MORE: Mets, Phillies Minor Leaguers Protest Pay With Wristbands
Kelly was struck in his hand and part of his ear and is currently in “good condition” at St. Mary Medical Center, police say.
“Absolutely extremely lucky to be alive,” Lower Makefield Police Chief Ken Coluzzi said. “Never thought he would encounter a shotgun being pulled or fired at him at this situation. This individual who shot the chief is known to us from recent incidents.”
The suspect was not shot in the standoff and there was no “continuous exchange of gunfire,” according to Coluzzi. The suspect barricaded himself inside the apartment after shooting Kelly.
“It was a probation check on an individual, which turned into a domestic. The probation officer called for assistance, the chief was nearby and he rolled in to assist,” Coluzzi said. “It turned heated, verbal, scuffle, looked like it was going violent so she called for help.”
The Lower Makefield Twp. Police Chief says the Yardley Borough Police Chief is lucky to be alive after someone fired a shotgun at him.
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Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said the suspect, 24-year-old Colin Petroziello, has been apprehended. Petroziello will be charged with attempted murder of law enforcement officer, among other offenses, Weintraub said.
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Weintraub said two long guns were recovered outside of the suspect’s apartment.
Kelly will not go home from the hospital Wednesday but will soon, Weintraub said.
The shelter-in-place order was lifted after the hourslong standoff.MORE NEWS: COVID Outbreak At Robbinsville High School Cancels In-Person Classes For A Week
CBS3’s Matt Petrillo contributed to this report.